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Microsoft Updates Site Wants me to download IE 5, I have 6

I get an error page when I try to access Microsoft's Update site that says I need to install IE5---I have had IE 6 as long as it has been available--What am I doing wrong?

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hmmm....sounds like

In reply to: Microsoft Updates Site Wants me to download IE 5, I have 6

some pointers might be fudged a little so your IE6 is not recognized properly. Whatever you do, don't download IE5! just in case, let's try this first. Download CWShredder from here:

http://www.intermute.com/spysubtract/cwshredder_download.html

Run it. If you still can't get to the update site, reinstall IE6 and try it again. Let us know. It would also help if you could give us the exact error message.

and life goes on...

Jack

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Microsoft Updates Site Wants me to download IE 5, I have 6

In reply to: Microsoft Updates Site Wants me to download IE 5, I have 6

I tried re-installing IE 6 and was told that I had a more current version--The error message was, ''Thank you for your interest in obtaining updates from our site.

To use this site, you must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later.

To upgrade to the latest version of the browser, go to the Internet Explorer Downloads website.''

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